As if he didn't have enough to do already, fashion designer, Isaac Mizrahi, lends a hand in the sustainable movement working with a Parisian fashion-embellishment maker to turn salmon leather pelts into paillettes.
What are paillettes? Small, perforated die-cut disks sewn onto base fabric to give the appearance of sequins--kinda hot concept, right?
Fish processors discard large amounts of salmon each year. Mizrahi's collaboration provides another venue for the reuse of "sea leather." But hey, don't just stop with clothing, think accessories and furnishings too!
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